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Heaven is a Place on Earth

Sandy toes. Stress melting waves. Towering sand dunes. Heaven on Earth? You tell us. Between shoreline strolls, well-worn hiking trails, and pick up games of frisbee, you’ll discover a piece of paradise all your own. Here, you’ll find adventure and history intertwined in 15,000 acres of diverse national park terrain, acclaimed entertainment venues, beloved buildings, curated experiences, and a long list of local festivals.

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Lifestyles

$5 OFF purchase of $30 or more Gift shop-includes jewelry, bath/body, kitchen gadgets, food, coffee, tea, baby, toys, candles, accessories, and much…

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Art Barn School of Art

15% OFF when you sign up for a full series of classes. Offer is good for both children and adult classes. See their website for a full…

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Quality Inn & Suites - Portage

Quality Inn & Suites – Portage

15% OFF of your stay High-quality hotel with an affordable stay with all amenities you expect. Relax and focus on a memorable experience and…

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La Maison Gifts & Decorative Accessories Interior Design

Extra 10% OFF $50 purchase or more Located at: 153 W. Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN 46383 219-531-1577 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10am - 5:30pm (Seasonal…

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Valpo Velvet Ice Cream Shoppe

Valpo Velvet Ice Cream

Buy 1 sandwich, get one single scoop of ice cream FREE Specializing in soups, sandwiches, salads, sodas, shakes, malts, sundaes, smoothies and many…

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Nature's Remedies

Nature’s Remedies

15% OFF One Item Only Supplements • Sports Nutrition • Bulk Foods/Spices Natural Foods • Body Care • Wheat/Gluten Free Location: 2812 N.…

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Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast

Each of Valparaiso Inn's suites is furnished with period antiques and private bathrooms with features like clawfoot soaking tubs or two-person…

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Dung Beetles and Bison!

We often talk about the types of plants that our Kankakee Sands bison are eating, and how that will affect the prairies. What we rarely talk about is…

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(219) Taproom

Pull up a stool! A “traditional” taproom, (219) features 16 taps with four to eight taps from one or more carefully-curated breweries with a…

109 S. 3rd St., Chesterton

49’er Drive-In Theatre

Experience a blast from the past at a place that has been chosen as one of the top drive-ins in the nation. Open weekends in April, May, and…

675 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso

4th Street Theater

This award-winning community theater produces blockbuster musicals and more. Call or check their website for a schedule.

125 N. 4th St., Chesterton

A Van-Go Chauffeur & Shuttle

Are you looking for safe, reliable transportation for your special event? A Van-Go’s 15 passenger van creates a comfortable, stress-free solution.

1353 Berg St., Porter

Aaron’s Mortgage Inn

This local bar serves Italian beef, cheeseburgers, and daily specials. They also serve JJ’s Pizza all day and night.

1400 Broadway, Chesterton

Abbiocco Italian Cuisine

Abbiocco translates to "food coma" in Italian and is a chef-driven contemporary Italian restaurant with menu highlights that include a variety of…

600 Gateway Blvd. N, Chesterton

Aberdeen Manor

Aberdeen Manor provides a perfect, romantic backdrop for your special event. Your ceremony can take place outdoors or in the chapel, both of which…

216 Ballantrae St., Valparaiso

Acorn Acres

Acorn Acres is a local family farm. They raise “good” food with natural and sustainable practices. You will find natural healthy meat, produce,…

360 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton

Acton Creative

Chris Acton’s beautifully handmade wallets, clutches, and bags are made from woven textiles. Many of her pieces take upwards of 20 hours to create.…

Call for information, Chesterton

Affordable Suites of America Portage

This fully furnished all-suite hotel near the Indiana Dunes provides the comfort and convenience that long-term travelers value most, including a…

1550 Olmstead Dr., Portage

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Woodland Village RV and Mobile Home Park

Woodland Village offers 70 spacious RV lots within its mobile home park. It is open year-round for daily, weekly, or monthly rentals near the Indiana…

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Lakeshore Camp Resort

This 940 site membership park has 125 full hookup campsites and 12 cabins available for rent to the general public. They are conveniently located 10…

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Sand Creek Campground

This peaceful, family-oriented campground is just minutes from the Indiana Dunes State Park and offers everything a camper could want. Full electric…